Cold War as a Result of Wwii and Wwi

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Writing Assignment How was the Cold War the direct result of WWI, the Depression, and WWII? Explain. The Cold War started soon after World War II. WWII consisted of many events that increased tensions between the East and the West. The two main countries were the United States and the Soviet Union. The allies (the western powers) and the Soviet Union had an alliance during the second war. When the war ended the alliance began to get frayed at the edges. At the end of the war most of Europe was occupied by four countries. The United States and the Soviet Union had the most powerful military forces. The Cold War got its name because neither the United States nor the Soviet Union wanted to openly fight each other and they were afraid of each other’s power. Communism came to the Soviet Union in 1918. The United States didn’t trust the communist. Communism’s goal was to bring down capitalism in any way possible. When Stalin came into power in 1924, the US mistrusted him even more. During this time, Germany was in the process of building itself up. Stalin was concerned that Russia would be attacked and the US was concerned watching Hitler spread his rule. Stalin and the US created a brief alliance because they were both concerned with stopping Hitler. When the war ended, the U.S., Britain, France, and Russia each controlled a portion of Germany. Soviet Russia did not want to allow their portion to be unified into a post-War Germany for fear that the Germans would again be an aggressive and powerful invader. In 1948 the Soviets blockaded East Berlin and the Germans in the West side of the city were starved of food. The Allies (us) started a massive airlift to feed the trapped Germans so they would not starve. The Allies also shipped in coal for heat as well as other consumer products. "The bomb" was at the core of the Cold War. Everybody wanted that

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